Treatment of Endometriosis
When determining appropriate treatment of endometriosis, it is necessary to determine what is most important to each patient. Treatment for improving the pain may be different than treatment for improving fertility.
Infertility due to endometriosis often is difficult to treat. Many of the medications used to relieve the symptoms of endometriosis may decrease your chances of becoming pregnant (link back to the endometriosis page for medical treatment options). Your doctor may recommend that you have surgical treatment for your endometriosis. During this procedure, your doctor may burn away small areas of endometriosis or cut out the areas of endometriosis. Your doctor may also remove scar tissue that might be blocking your pelvic organs or twisting them out of their normal position. After surgery, you may be able to utilize some fertility medications or treatment regimens that will further increase your chances of a successful pregnancy.
Pain associated with endometriosis is also difficult to treat. If pain is not well controlled with medications, then it is reasonable to attempt a laparoscopy. This may be a temporizing measure to relieve pain. A discussion with the doctors at Denver Fertility will allow you to tailor your surgical treatment and choose the right path for you.